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How Unilever is growing volumes through innovation

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 14:57
Unilever wants to grow its food and refreshment brands in developed markets like Europe through a focus on innovation. This focus has enabled the group to increase its sales volumes in the face of weak markets and pricing pressure.

Brazil plans WTO appeal in ‘trade war’ as EU bans poultry imports

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 14:44
A Brazilian association has condemned an EU decision to suspend 20 plants in the country from exporting meat to Europe.

New EU organic regulation to deliver ‘certainty’ to consumers

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 13:25
The European Parliament has approved new rules that aim to provide consumers with âcertaintyâ over the quality of organic products and support growing organic production in the bloc.

Recalls: Listeria, foreign bodies and nicotine

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 12:35
Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, Scotland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Tiger nuts are the rising star of free-from & plant-based foods, says UK start-up

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 16:03
With good baking properties, a naturally sweet taste and no gluten, tiger nuts are a nutritionally dense superfood ideal for baking, milk alternatives and even pasta, says UK start-up The Tiger Nuts Company.

Irish calls for carbon tax on agriculture

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 14:05
Irelandâs Citizens Assembly has issued a report on how the country can become a âleader in tackling climate changeâ, including calls for the taxation of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and increased efforts to combat food waste.

The Antibody Company gets investment for test using nanoparticles and antibodies

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 13:58
The Antibody Company has received investment to look at production of a food safety test using gold nanoparticles and antibodies.

'Processed food is practically 3D printed. The difference is, this is with fresh, real ingredients': Natural Machines

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 12:32
When Natural Machines printed a branded manufacturer's product using "fresh, real" ingredients, the company tried to shut it down. But this technology is coming and manufacturers can make it work for them, says the co-founder.

Agilent supports new Imperial College London lab

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 11:14
Agilent has partnered with a UK university to boost research in areas including food testing and agriculture.

EC proposals to ban unfair trading practices welcomed

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:57
A European Commission proposal to ban unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain has been welcomed by numerous groups.

Bühler and Microsoft target food safety and waste with digital innovation

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 13:38
BÃhler Group is working with Microsoft to unveil what it describes as a range of âground breakingâ digital technologies that aim to address issues such as food safety, waste and product quality.

Trend tracker: 'Provenance flavours' as a mark of ingredient purity

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:58
With provenance increasingly associated with quality in consumers' minds, flavourists are coming up with bold combinations to tap into this trend. Pine cone-smoked sea salt marinade, anyone?

Top 10 2017 trendsetters: healthier-for-you indulgent snacking sets the pace

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:02
F&B launches that fused healthier-for-you attributes with indulgence raked in the most sizable year-one sales, according to IRI's 2017 New Product Pacesetters report.

Back to nature with fruity flavours and botanic blends

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 09:22
While texture and colour are moving up the agenda, when it comes to food, taste remains king. FoodNavigator takes a look at what is hot and what is not in the world of flavour.

EIB loans to strengthen competitiveness in agriculture sector

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 11:46
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to increase support for the agriculture and bioeconomy sector with a â400m financing initiative.

Kerry bulks up plant protein portfolio with Ojah acquisition

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 10:55
Irish supplier Kerry has acquired Dutch manufacturer of plant proteins and its proprietary processing technique, Ojah.

Leatherhead gets UKAS challenge testing accreditation

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 10:27
Leatherhead Food Research has been awarded UKAS accreditation for the evaluation of challenge testing.

Olam plans digital map of sustainable sourcing

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 08:45
Agri-business Olam International is launching AtSource, a data and insight solution that aims to provide âunrivalledâ social and environmental insights into food ingredients and raw materials.

Symrise launches grill flavours ahead of EU ban

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 22:21
German supplier Symrise has developed alternative a range of grill type flavours as an EU ban on two grill flavours takes effect next week (22 April).

Norovirus sickens 39 in Spain with link to mussels

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 12:43
An outbreak of norovirus linked to mussels has sickened 39 people in Spain, according to the countryâs Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition.


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